Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2004Winner of the Richard & Judy Best Read of the YearSouls cross ages like clouds cross skies . . .
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Nick Hornby's internationally bestselling first novel, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time.
Do you know your desert-island, all-time, top five most memorable split-ups?
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